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airport refuellers

Postby Dakota » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:57 pm

As a (small) collector of propliner models I always loved to collect related items like handling equipment, airport refuellers (bowsers) and so on.
So collecting items like the famous Budgie Toys (UK) below are an extra value to any collection... Show yours overhere 8-)

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Re: airport refuellers

Postby grwebster » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:40 pm

Nice to some airport vehicles posted her, I'll have to get some of mine up.
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby dasimperator » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:40 am

Not much in the way of airport ground service equipment...





Basically a couple Matchbox airport foamers, a lifting supply truck and a generic Tootsietoy tanker bought way back in 1979 at the neighbourhood 5¢ & 10¢ store.
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby Dakota » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:10 pm

Another classic; the Dinky Toys N°642 RAF bowser to refuel your military model planes on visit at RAF airfields.
Even old Matchbox had a small version of it.
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby grwebster » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:13 am

Here are some airport service vehicles by Siku, Germany 1950-60s for their constant 1/250 scale series of all types of aircraft and buildings. Hard to find today.
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My entire and complete mint in the box Siku airport and aircraft collection will be sold by Vectis UK starting in late April, be sure to check their actions if you want some of this series.
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby Dakota » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:57 pm

Yet another classic bowser: Dinky Toys (France) N°32C Panhard Esso Aviation. Regular at the Paris airports in the fifties.
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby grwebster » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:05 pm

I bought this 'Follow Me' vehicle at the Moscow airport in the 1980s
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby soslipstream » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:57 am

Though not nearly as intricate as the die-cast vehicles from Europe, the Tootsie Toy Co. and the Hubley Co. did manufacture various vehicles that could be adapted to those seen at an airport. The reason these were chosen were to compliment the larger toy airplanes that we produced here namely the Marx Large DC-4 and F-86 pressed steel airplanes and Hubley's famous 495. I have had a clients who have asked for these support vehicles and have posted some samples.
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Re: airport refuellers

Postby aliflore » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:08 am

The famous Thompson aircraft refuelling tender by Dinky Toys:


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Re: airport refuellers

Postby Dakota » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:08 am

another nice model still available today: Bedford QL RAF bowser made by 'King & Country', impressive scale 1:30. Also available in Normandy camo livery. Hobbymaster has produced the same vehicle in 1:72 scale.
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more info on: http://www.kingandcountry.co.uk
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